‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’: James Gunn Almost Included A Deadpool Reference

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Mild spoilers ahead for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Don’t read ahead if you wish to remain unsullied.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 featured a plethora of cameos, references, and Easter eggs that satisfied both fans and critics alike. However, one reference that didn’t make the cut was based on everyone’s favorite merc with a mouth: Deadpool.

During a Facebook Live Q and A , director James Gunn revealed the fact that he almost included a reference to Deadpool during Stan Lee’s cameo. In Lee’s cameo, it’s revealed that he has been playing one character the entire time, across all the MCU films. During the cameo, Lee was going to mention the time he was a DJ at a strip club like he was in Deadpool.

While it would’ve been fun for Lee and Marvel Studios to acknowledge Fox’s X-Men Universe, it’s understandable why it got cut, though he didn’t mention why the reference didn’t make the final cut. Alas, at least we’re aware that some talks went down.

Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.

Be sure to check out our review for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 here.

Directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Micheal Rooker, Kurt Russell, and the voices of Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is currently playing in theaters.
Source: James Gunn

‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2’ Easter Eggs & Other References

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Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 has been out here in the states for a week. It’s no surprise that it was the number one movie this past weekend as fans were more than excited for the return of Star-Lord and the gang as they once again saved the galaxy. The film was flawed but fun, and had a great deal of heart as the concept of family was greatly explored throughout the film. Not only did it focus on Star-Lord as he learned who his real father was, but also his adoptive family the Guardians as they go through the normal pains and growths that any family goes through. Each member of the Guardians (and some new members) had great character arcs and overall, the film was incredibly entertaining.

This being a Marvel film, of course, it was loaded with Easter Eggs. Because this is a shared cinematic universe, almost every film within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) references Marvel comics as well as other films within the same universe. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 is no different as the film had a plethora of Easter Eggs related to Marvel comics, the MCU, and other things as well. Of course: Spoilers from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.  Let’s take a look at a few of them. Click Next to continue….

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Aahil Dayani

Aahil Dayani

Aahil Dayani is a writer and film enthusiast from Toronto, Ontario. When he isn't writing about movies, he pretends to watch them.